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How can jogging actually be a weight-loss exercise?

How can jogging actually be a weight-loss exercise?

Losing Weight by Jogging

There are many ways for us to lose weight, especially with the advent of mass media, where they promote various methods which they say can help us achieve that very goal. Most likely, you've seen and heard of a number of diets which claim miracles in terms of weight loss.

Perhaps you've even tried some of them after being convinced. Maybe you've considered liposuction or a different form of surgery just to remove the excess fat and weight. This is always a difficult and risky decision, as it is always with surgery. What is common however, in those wanting to lose weight, is the advice that one must get regular exercise.

Diet without proper exercise will not do much. If you've lost weight, even through surgery, there is always the possibility of gaining it back. Regular exercise prevents this from happening. The most common and one of the easiest ways of exercising is by jogging.

What is jogging? Jogging is simply running at a slower pace than usual. Running is also a form of exercise, but since you are exerting more effort when running, you are bound to tire out more quickly than when jogging. Since you are pacing yourself when jogging, you are more likely to spend a longer time in exercise if this is the activity you choose.

If running is one extreme, walking is the other. In walking (as a form of exercise activity), you are not exerting much effort since you are going at a very slow pace. Yes, you will not tire out as much, but it will not do you as much good in terms of weight loss benefits when compared with running and jogging.

Jogging is just in the middle of the two extremes of running and walking, in terms of pace and length of exercise. Jogging can certainly help you lose weight, especially if you make it into a daily activity.

For example, you can get up at 5 A.M., jog around your community for an hour, and still have enough energy to face the day ahead ??? energy that you probably wouldn't have had if you had gone running instead. Imagine  it's early in the morning and you've had an hour of exercise that would do well to help you lose weight.

How can jogging actually be a weight-loss exercise? In jogging, just like any form of aerobic exercise, your muscles are at work. The excess fat in your body is being burned. As you jog constantly, your metabolism will increase, which means that your body is slowly being transformed into an effective fat burning machine. This then means that you will lose excess weight gradually, and as soon as you reach your target weight, keep the extra weight off.

In jogging, one can still get injured if he/she does not have the proper form, or is just a beginner in exercising but overexerts himself. Therefore, the proper thing to do is to start out slowly and pace yourself deliberately. As you get used to jogging various distances, you may start picking up your pace until you reach a target speed.

Jogging can be a very effective form of exercise and weight loss routine. It is not too strenuous, yet effective enough for you to be able to reach your desired weight.

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